Danny Jacobs is New York City's next hope for a world champion fighter. As a professional Middleweight, the contender is 18-0 with 15 knockouts, most of which happened within minutes of the opening round.
Danny made his pro debut as the undercard fight to the highly publicized Floyd Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton battle, and destroyed his opponent, Jose Jesus Hurtado, by TKO in just 29 seconds. His next ten fights combined for a total of 13 rounds and left a string of victims who were literally beaten senseless face down on the ring's floor.
Jacobs has been compared to Mike Tyson due to his savage beatings and quick assaulting knockouts, but unlike Tyson, when Jacobs is outside of the ring, he's a self described "mama's boy and family man", who's looking to be New York City's iconic sports figure.
Earlier this year Jacobs defeated Ishe Smith, (whom people might remember from Sylvester Stallone's reality show, The Contender), for the NABO Middleweight title. He's roughly 3 victories away from being the Middleweight Champion of the World and Brooklyn's next big thing.
Starrett City Boxing Club - "Starrett City Boxing Club has been in Brooklyn for years and a lot of world champions came out of there. "You have guys like myself, Zab Judah, Shannon Briggs, Riddick Bowe, Louis Collazo, Joe Greene, Curtis Stevens, Gary Starks, and the list goes on. It’s definitely the place to be if you want to be a successful boxer."
Roy Hargrove - "I listen to a lot of Jazz and I’m a big fan of Roy Hargrove. I try to see him three times a year. Jazz is the one type of music that I like to see live because you can feel the music. I definitely suggest you see him play."
Bob Marley - "Bob Marley said music can cure your soul and I know I definitely feel that way."
The Jazz Gallery- "The Jazz Gallery down in the Village is probably the best jazz spot I’ve been too in New York. It has a great laid back vibe."
Jay-Z - "I love to listen to Jay-Z . He's been through the same struggle that I’ve been through and when I see him making it, I picture myself making it by knocking every guy out."
Fabolous - "Fabolous has a rags to riches story. He’s another Brooklyn kid that had to work his way to the top and when he got his shot he made the best of it. He’s definitely a success story that I aspire to be."
Derek Jeter - "I want to be to boxing what Derek Jeter is to baseball. He’s the New York's baseball player and a sports idol to New York City. I want to try to emulate that as a boxer and get my New York fan-base to thousands and thousands of people."
Roy Jones Jr. - "My biggest influence in boxing has been Roy Jones Jr. He’s very entertaining and a nice guy outside of the ring. He kind of brought me into boxing and gave me that extra push and hunger to try to be like him. Roy Jones is definitely one of my major idols in boxing."
MOVIES & GAMES
Shaolin King Boxer - "I used to watch Shaolin King Boxer a lot when I was kid and I still love it. Kung Fu flicks get me hyped up and get me to train harder at the gym."
Titanic - "As weird as it sounds, I like Titanic. I could watch Titanic 3 times in a row. I love the story line, which just shows you my soft side. Hey, I’m a momma’s boy."
Fight Night Round 4 - "Oh My God, I’m a video game fanatic! I’ve been playing games with my little brother, my father and my big brother since I was about five. I have Fight Night Round 4, which I’m a big fan of, but I love all sports games."
Madison Square Garden - "Madison Square is called the Mecca of boxing. There's a lot of boxing history in New York City and to be a New York fighter that fights there is the dream."
Morton’s Steak House - "I go to Morton’s in downtown Brooklyn. They have the best steak that I’ve had in the city thus far."
Sushi Samba - "This has to be one of my favorite restaurants. I actually just got into eating sushi, and it’s like a Brazilian Sushi spot and there's always good music. I go there every chance I get."
Lindenwood Diner - "Lindenwood Diner is right by the Linden Movie Theatre. It's what everybody does, they go to the movies then right after the movie they go to the Lindenwood Diner. Their king crab legs are the best and all the food there is delicious. Every chance I get, I go to the movies and then to Lindenwood."
Home Night Club - "I go to this place called Home Night Club, because I know the bouncer. I’m getting recognized a lot in the city and I find it real weird that a lot of bouncers know who I am, but that kind of works in my favor cause then I get in for free."
Juvenex Spa - "Juvenex Spa is a 24-hour spa that I went to for my last birthday and it’s in Koreatown. It’s beautiful. I mean they got the Jacuzzi with champagne; you get a massage, steam room, sauna, the whole bit. It’s the most beautiful spa I’ve been to in New York. You should take your girl there because girls like that stuff."
Fort Greene - "Fort Greene is like Soho in a sense. It has different types of unique restaurants and fashion stores that you can go to and get the latest vintage gear. I love that whole vintage Soho look. Downtown Brooklyn is definitely on the come up and I love it."
Brownsville - "I’m from Brownsville, Brooklyn and we have a breed of fighters that are just dominant. We have that swagger and we bring it to the ring. We’re just champions, even when we’re not crowned, we don’t need the belts."
Prospect Park - "You have different ethnic groups there, different families maybe barbeque-ing and stuff like that. It’s a family area and you can also get your work out on. Prospect Park is great place for people to go running. There's these boot camp people in the middle doing drills, so it’s cool to see that to get yourself to work harder."
Coney Island - "I run Coney Island Beach because running the beach is hardcore training. I wouldn’t recommend that to anybody unless they’re a boxer. Try running on the sand from the beginning to the end and it will definitely take a wear and tear on your body. It builds you up and gives you strong legs so you can dance in the ring."